Increased interactions between R&I stakeholders in our societies require changes at research funding and performing organisations to accept inputs from citizens and organisations that used to be considered outsiders to the world of R&I. Co-Change inspires such changes by introducing new practices in the areas of research ethics, open access, citizen engagement, gender equality and science education.
2022. 01. 19. A Brief Talk with Peter Biegelbauer on the AIT Machine Learning Lab Peter Biegelbauer, the consortium leader of the Co-Change Project, together with his colleagues launched the Machine Learning Lab, a Co-Change Lab, which provides an institutionalised space to reflect on the ethics of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this way, an interdisciplinary channel of communication and exchange has been established between technological experts and social scientists. He talks in this interview about the challenges they work on in the Machine Learning Lab.
2022. 01. 10. Podcasts on RRI The ResBios Project has launched a podcast series about RRI and biosciences. Through a series of podcast interviews with key project leaders and some animated short videos, it is explained why each of the key pillars of RRI are important, and how by adressing these issues we can build a better relationships between science and society.
2021. 12. 17. What Open Innovation can and cannot offer the science of science Scholars across disciplines increasingly hear calls for more open and collaborative approaches to scientific research. The concept of Open Innovation in Science (OIS) provides a framework that integrates dispersed research efforts aiming to understand the antecedents, contingencies, and consequences of applying open and collaborative research practices. While the OIS framework has already been taken up by science of science scholars, its conceptual underpinnings require further specification.
- SUPERA Final Conference The final conference of the SUPERA Project (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia) will take place on Friday, 25th March 2022 (9:30-16:30 CET). The sustainability of institutional change for gender equality will be the core topic of the day.
- STS Conference Graz The 20th Annual STS Conference Graz 2022 "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies" is the joint Annual Conference of the Science Technology and Society Unit of the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science of Graz University of Technology, the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture and the Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society.The call for session proposals is now open.
- Open Science: Ambition versus Reality – call for abstracts Research funders (RFO) hold a very responsible part in the game of science: trying to identify gaps and needs of the scientific community, academic institutions, and local stakeholders. In this session at STS Conference Graz, we want to dig deeper into this field of tension, first by providing insights into how the Vienna Science and Technology Fund is currently converging towards Open Science and what considerations, obstacles and opportunities are encountered and to provoke a dialog between RFOs and researchers about the multi-perspective dimensions of open science.
In the co-change labs we will have the possibility to use our knowledge from various responsible research projects and other activities in order to support the R&I actors in their daily work by co-creating tailor-made responsible research related tools and practices. By doing so, we can learn from our work with the stakeholders and engage in change from bottom up scenarios.More about change labs